2003 Monte Carlo/2012 Mazda3/2017 Cruze RS Hatch-sold/2018 GMC Terrain
I agree though, I do not condone anything that has been said on this post with the hacks, I firmly believe on doing everything correct and complaint with code. But I do like throwing out infoI think the wiring insulation probably melted and it shorted and drew more than 50A for a time. What if it somehow shorted and only managed to draw 40A continuous through it's 15A (maybe 30A-rated) wiring? That wouldn't trip the breaker. How would that turn out? It's a good thing it tripped the breaker... it may not have happened that way.
Look, you can do whatever you want. This is just a very rare counterexample of, "Oh, it doesn't draw more than 12A"... only it can if something catastrophically bad happens. And that might lead to a fire. Our neighbors across the pond fuse their plugs because they use high amperage (30A+) circuits for their normal outlets. This is an example of why they do that.